Japanese whisky is gaining momentum in recent years due to its mild and smooth taste. Its sophistication is seen in the impressive spirit blends of marzipan, nutmeg, orange marmalade, chamomile, quinces, lemon, and apricot jam that have come out of Japan. Japanese whisky is reminiscent of northern Scottish whisky, but some would argue, with more complexity in its flavor. [Read more…]
Cinco de Mayo is approaching quickly, so what better way to celebrate than with some authentic Mexican liquor! Before you break open that bottle with “the worm” in it, you should understand exactly what it is you’re about to drink. [Read more…]
Moonshine is a rich part of American history. A drink that went virtually unchanged for over 100 years is still prevalent to this day. While moonshine is illegal in many states, its impact on the spirits industry should never be overlooked. [Read more…]
The elegance and beauty of a cocktail cannot go without notice. From the fancy glass pieces specific to each kind of drink, to the final touches, each step is a process. Amazing mixtures of liquors and garnishes perfectly complement each other for an overall complete flavor immersion.
You may not have ever considered it, but what has become known as “The Water of Life” has quite the rich history. First documented in Russia near the end of the 9th century, people have been enjoying vodka for hundreds of years. In that time, the creation of many different variations and cocktails have continued to add to the enjoyment of experiencing this historic spirit. [Read more…]
Grab your passport! We’re checking out the Kentucky Bourbon Trail! [Read more…]
Earlier this month, Julio’s Liquors owner, Ryan Maloney had his article “Five Under $50, The New Bargain Bourbon” published in Foodies of New England. Since the article was published, we have been focusing in even closer on the great bourbons that Ryan discussed. Today, we will talk about the final two bourbons discussed in the article: Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon 90 Proof and Johnny Drum Private Stock 101 Proof. [Read more…]
In the words of Holden Caulfield, “People always clap for the wrong things.” However, great rye whiskey will always have us clapping for all of the right reasons. There is no better way to wind down from a long day, week, month, year, or even hour than some whiskey. Whiskey is relaxing, and can the edge off of life for a little while. Believe it or not, it is also one of the ways people from around the world can connect. Whisk(e)y is produced in countries worldwide, from Japan to Scotland to India to Australia to Ireland to right here in the United States. In this blog, we will take a look at a whiskey that is made in the US of A: rye whiskey. [Read more…]
A lot of drinks are pretty easy to make. Throw a few ingredients together, mix them up, make sure the proportions are right, and boom you have a cocktail. But why not challenge yourself as a bartender? Switch it up, struggle to make something for a change. If that sounds enticing, trying your hand at a Rum Martinez could be the move for you.